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Film Review: Gone Girl


By Jason Raymond

After sitting through the endless, endless Gone Girl, I looked up the run times of David Fincher’s last seven movies. Here’s the list:


Film Review: John Wick


By Jason Raymond

While it seems I review a “ one man kills entire Russian Mob” movie once a month, John Wick has clearly risen to the top of those movies and even recent action movies. People often ask me if I like “normal movies” wherein lots of people get shot to death under preposterous circumstances while everyone displays minimal emotion. Sure, I do sometimes and this is one of them. John Wick rates higher than Liam Neeson’s recent A Walk Among the Tombstones. It’s at least twice the equal of The Equalizer.


Smothered & Others

John Schneider Talks Filmmaking



Actor/Director/Writer John Schneider does a mean Christopher Walken impression. The man who described himself “a Westchester County boy” (outside of New York City), slipped into Walken's voice, mimicking his interviewer’s snobby elocution. And the impersonation is spot-on. Schneider, the man, quickly turns out to be far, far more complex and insightful than the TV roles that made him famous.  


The Envelope Tease: NOFF Announces Winners


On Sunday (10.19), the New Orleans Film Festival announced the 2014 award winners. Top prize went to Thom Southerland’s Proud Citizen. Louisiana documentary darling, 61 Bullets, took home the Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature while sparking debate about Huey P. Long’s assassination. Click through for a full list of winners.


Today in NOLA: 10.20.14


After a busy festival weekend and demoralizing Saints game, take in a film screening or author lecture at one of the city’s many cultural outlets.  Many of tonight’s topics center on life in contemporary Louisiana, whether it be state’s rapidly eroding coast or the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010.


NO Film Fest Lagniappe: Events for 10.19.14


By Jason Raymond

Having opened with its red-carpet screening and gala reception Thursday night, the New Orleans Film Festival offers plenty of receptions and events along wiht the actual films. Here are some things to check out today.


NOFF: Filmmaker Garret Bradley's Below Dreams


By Jason Rayond

Many younger filmmakers come to the New Orleans Film Festival looking for their first real recognition, filmmake and /artist Garrett Bradley isn’t one of them.  She premiered her first narrative feature, Below Dreams, this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival. Filmmaker Magazine and The New York Times both ran stories about her work. Below Dreams received a warm critical reception. Tonight, Below Dreams will screen at the Joy Theater as part of the New Orleans Film Festival at 8:30p.m. looking for less for a breakthrough in exposure and more for an emotional breakthrough.


NOFF: Revisiting the Death of Louisiana’s Kingfish in 61 Bullets


“It’s an inherited story,” says Producer Yvonne Boudreaux about the documentary film 61 Bullets. “My great uncle, Dr. Carl Weiss, supposedly, allegedly assassinated Huey P. Long, the Governor and Senator of Louisiana in 1935.”


NOFF: The Last Kamikazes of Metal


By Jason Raymond

Last year filmmakers Biliana and Marina Grozdanova worked as volunteers with the New Orleans Film Festival. This year, the duo returned to NOFF to screen their latest music documentary. The Last Kamikazis of Heavy Metal follows the story of the Chicago band Hessler. 

 


Clap Board: New Orleans Film Festival Set to Start


By Jason Raymond

Everyone, take ten. It's time for Holllywood South to break from shooting and watch some movies. The 25th annual New Orleans Film Festival opens October 16th at the Civic Theater with a screening of Black and White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. 


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock